Downtown Tupelo officially has a new park, as of today. Officials held a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. for the Haire Wealth Management Green Space.
The pocket park is on Court Street, behind the Stables. It features lots of plants, several sculptures, a green space for picnicking and seating areas.
Read more in Wednesday's Daily Journal.
Press release from Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association:
Tupelo, MS – Haire Wealth Management Green Space is the result of volunteer service, community support, and individual and corporate donations. The space features creative public art, inspired by the areas original purpose and casual seating that entices citizens to a space for small outdoor gatherings or lunch.
Historically, the vacant lot was once a very important utility site for Downtown Tupelo and was originally used as one of the area’s first TVA substations and site of a well that supplied water to Downtown. Shipman Sloan a Landscape Architect with JBHM said, “I wanted to make the property across from my office a unique place for the entire community to enjoy.”
Sloan’s vision to transform the vacant lot into a usable public space has become a reality.
Major contributors to the Green Space are: Haire Wealth Management, Waste Management, Quality of Life Committee, along with many private citizens and clubs.
Today we are pleased to cut the ribbon and officially open the Haire Wealth Management Green Space to the public.
For more information or to purchase a brick for the Haire Wealth Management Green Space please contact the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, call 662-841-6598.